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Post Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:47 pm

what material can i use for a corner arrangement?

I have been asked to provide a qoute for two large signs 12ft long by 5ft high to be placed together in a corner arrangement. I don't want it to look too tatty by having too many joins. The site for it is on a corner plot (on the edge of the car park) which is about fifteen feet above a busy pavement. The posts will have to sit fairly close to the supporting wall of the corner plot to allow the sign maximum exposure.
What would be the best materials? I am a bit worried about the overall weight of the sign being so large and so close to the edge. Am I worrying needlessly?

Your ideas and help is greatly appreciated (needed!)

Keith
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:42 am

Hi keith

only one word springs to mind ..... DIBOND :)

It certainly is available in 10' x 5' & possibly even 12' ?? Rob will certainly know.

We did a couple of a sligthly smaller size (10x4) & had rails attached to the back for post mounting, plonked in a corner of a field & they did the job without problems.

Hope this helps

John
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:18 am

Hi Keith, you could use dibond or an equivalent board such as alucolour or you could go with aluminium. Three posts and offset the channel so you can attach both panels to the one post at the front.
Does the face covering need to be reflective? Before you give the customer a price I would make sure.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:07 am

sparky 7 martin is right!

Rynabond, di-bond or alucolour. Same kind of product really..

Comes in sheets of 3m x 2m I think it is possible to get a 4metre sheet..

But will have to check my books, don’t have handy. Sorry!

Anyway.. If you can you have one very light sign for its size in one piece.

If not one piece then two at most.

Run 3 or 4 lengths of sign channel along the back & fix with sign clips & bolts.. e.g. “road sign clips and channel”

It’s a very light sign and easily fitted in 15-20 mins…



You will get rynabond from amari plastics and alucolour from Europoint display 7 di-bond from Cox



This is the same material used in this demo I did…

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1622
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:28 am

Rob

Could you clarify one thing? What method do you use to fasten the channel to the back of the Dibond/Alucolur, VHB tape, rivets !!!


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Post Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:30 pm

Whenever I can get away with it, I use rivets. I know that tape has improved tremendously over the last few years but I do like to see a nice mechanical fixing.

When I wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night to hear the wind howling around outside, knowing that there are nice solid fixings helps me drop off to sleep again.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:43 pm

Good point John, I hate the wind.

Perhaps belt and bracers wouldn’t come a miss.

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Post Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:34 pm

Thanks for the hepl and useful tips.
I will certainly check if it's to be reflective or not.
Unfortunately now you have sown the seed of doubt in my mind John about the rivets I think I will air on the side of caution and go with them.
I saw the demo Rob, it's nice when a job goes to plan isn't it?
It was actually that which prompted the original question. I saw how light it looked and just wondered, what if...
We tend to use 10mm foamalux ultra for 95% of our signs. It's what the customers tend to expect round here. But there seems to be a lot of work involved with cutting, sanding etc.
Any way I am deviating off the main track.
Once again cheers.


Keith

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